Do expanded character sets in retail fonts—anything beyond Latin-1—pay for the time it takes to develop them?
As a newbie font designer I keep throttling my ambitions so that I can actually finish an original project. One limit I am considering imposing on myself is not developing character sets beyond Latin-1. I enjoy working with diacritical marks and learning about how they’re used in other languages but I’m not sure that anybody outside of the Latin-1 world will buy a font to use the expanded character sets anyway. I know that this has a lot to do with the high piracy rates in “developing nations”, and given the state of the economy, I need to worry more about bringing in some money.